Fossil Evidence Reveals that Cancer in Humans Goes Back 1.7 Million Years

The earliest hominin cancer. Patrick Randolph-Quinney (University of Central Lancashire/University of the Witwatersrand) Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.    By Dr. Patrick Randolph-Quinney (left) and Dr. Edward John Odes (right) / 09.12.2016 Randolph-Quinney: Reader/Associate Professor in Biological and Forensic Anthropology, University of Central Lancashire Odes: Postdoctoral Researcher, Bone Pathology[…]

Man on a Mission to Beat Cancer

Professor Richard Gilbertson from the CRUK Cambridge Institute / Photo by Carol Sachs Thirty years ago, Professor Richard Gilbertson pledged to implement a 15 per cent reduction in mortality from children’s brain cancer. This is the story of what happened next. 12.14.2016 On the children’s ward at Newcastle General Hospital in 1986, medical student Richard Gilbertson got[…]